Scott Yonker

Scott Yonker

  • Associate Professor
  • Lynn A. Calpeter Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Finance

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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Behavioral Economics and Decision Research

Faculty Expertise

  • Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management


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Professor Yonker is an assistant professor and the Lynn A. Calpeter Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Finance at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. His primary research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, behavioral finance, and investments. Utilizing tools from psychology, sociology, and economics, Dr. Yonker investigates how identifiable differences in "key" market players affect the important decisions that they make. His work has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, and The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Bloomberg Business Week; and has been featured on the Fox Business Channel.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Wharton Research Data Services Best Paper Award in Empirical Finance (2016) Western Finance Association Conference
  • Best Paper Award (2017) Ohio State University Alumni Conference
  • Best Paper Award (2010) 18th Mitsui Finance Symposium
  • SAC Capital Ph.D. Candidate Award for Outstanding Research (2010) Western Finance Association
  • Best Discussant Award (2017) Red Rock Finance Conference

Recent Courses

  • AEM 4570 - Corporate Finance
  • AEM 4970 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 4670 - Investments
  • AEM 6990 - M.P.S. Research

Academic Degrees

  • PhD The Ohio State University, 2010
  • MA Duke University, 2001
  • BS Bowling Green State University, 1998